Bills, curator of collections and exhibitions at the Wichita Falls Museum of
Art at MSU, has been appointed to serve as the Texas representative on the
board of directors of the Mountain Plains Museum Association (MPMA).
has been part of the WFMA since 1998. As curator, he is responsible for the
cataloging, preservation, and presentation of the museumís artwork and objects.
He also manages exhibition installation. Bills received his BFA from Midwestern
State University in 1994 and his MFA from Wichita State University in Wichita,
is a 10-state regional organization of museums and museum professionals from Texas,
Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, New
Mexico, and Montana, that advocates excellence in the field, provides a forum
for communication among professionals, and shares creative learning
opportunities with the regionís diverse audiences. The MPMA board of directors
is composed of leaders in the museum industry with professional interest and
experience in museums. The board ensures that MPMAís mission is consistently
and effectively implemented; that policies are in place to oversee the
fiduciary and managerial policies; and that all procedures meet current museum
and business standards of the American Alliance of Museums.
MPMA board includes officers, nine members-at-large, 10 state representatives,
as well as representatives from professional interest networks including the
Association of Academic Museums & Galleries, the EMP Emerging Museum
Professionals, the Indigenous Peoples and Museums Network, and Small Museum Administrators